Category Archives: Alarm Accessories

Toys to add to your alarm

Cobra ADR (Automatic Driver Recognition)

Automatic Driver Recognition – Protect against key theft Cobra ADR Cards by Vodafone Automotive work with the Cobra AK4615 protect your vehicle from theft by key cloning. This way if a remote key gets cloned the car remains immobilised. The … Continue reading

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What is van door peeling and how do you protect against it?

Van Door Peeling, or “Peel and Steal” is a big issue in the UK right now.┬áIt’s a very destructive way to break into a van without triggering the factory alarm (if there even is one). Peeling is the simple act … Continue reading

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Car Alarm Sensors

Here’s a quick rundown on what car alarm sensors are available and what they actually detect. Click on each link for a more detailed explanation… Door and Boot Switches Most vehicles already have these fitted as standard equipment. Part of … Continue reading

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Bicycle Rack Alarmed!

I was recently asked if I’d used a n/c loop to protect my bike after posting the above photo on my Twitter feed, To explain the jargon a N/C loop is a (normally closed) wire that wraps around whatever it … Continue reading

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Remote Boot Pop/Trunk Release

Remote Boot Pop I often get asked to explain what the boot pop or trunk release feature on the alarm is for so I thought I’d clarify with a quick post. It’s quite simply having the ability to pop the … Continue reading

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Car Alarm LED Locations and Colours

The Car Alarm LED… The LED is one of the most basic, yet important components of an alarm system. Not only does it help warn away any potential scum bags from breaking in, but most are used to aid you … Continue reading

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535T Window Closure Module

The 535T Window Automation System is one of the most versatile window closure systems I have come across. It can be configured to close 4 windows or to open and close 2 windows. In the later mode the 535T also … Continue reading

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Viper PKE 2102V Passive Keyless Entry System

The PKE 2102V is a Passive Keyless Entry System that simply locks and unlocks your car doors as the proximity fob goes in and out of range. It can be used as a stand-alone system or can be hooked up … Continue reading

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Reed Switches

A reed switch is a none contact electronic switch that opens and closes as a magnet moves in and out of proximity. They are great for protecting opening zones where a conventional plunger switch would not be practical. Common uses … Continue reading

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Auxiliary Expansion Modules

If like me, you like your toys then you’ll probably love having a heap of programming options to make your security system more fun. My pick of alarms for playing with is Viper as they give you much more to … Continue reading

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